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Ten stories that got your attention in 2019
Ten stories that got your attention in 2019
From racism to renewable energy to corruption, our reporting featured a variety of communities and perspectives from the West.
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The future of journalism is collaborative. Read some of our favorite stories from HCN partners this year.
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
A look back at a decade of coverage of anti-fossil fuel protests.
Exploding oil train, heroin highways and the EPA’s civil rights record
Horse catheters in classrooms, a crackdown on toxics, and an update on the Animas River
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
Bears Ears, Lead’s big unknown, Hike like a girl
HCN.org news in brief.
Opiates on the rise; Northwest tribal members fight disenrollment; ‘Best idea?’
Clean Power jolt, East Coast meddling and shrinking wetlands
A strong Western snowpack, sexual harassment in the Grand Canyon and leaky oil and gas production
Obama moves on coal and readers respond to Sagebrush coverage.
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
Forty years of Sagebrush Rebellion
The Oregon occupation, the 2014 Bundy standoff and many other stories are all related to a long-simmering movement.
Which stories held your attention this year?
Which stories held your attention this year?
From the Animas to Washington wildfire, here are the stories that our readers spent most time on in 2015.
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
The Endangered Species Act’s biggest experiment
Will an unprecedented collaborative effort and lots of tax dollars be enough to finally save sage grouse?
Charles Bowden’s Fury
Charles Bowden’s Fury
The Southwest loses its strongest voice.
My neighbor is an addict
No, he's not addicted to drugs, good whiskey, or even bad women. He is addicted to the gasoline engine and the various vehicles and devices to which it has been adapted.
Superb wilderness considered
The Forest Service will hold hearings on management proposals for the primitive areas that border Idaho's Salmon River, a chunk of land that could become one of the largest wilderness areas in the lower 48 states.
N. Great Plains report: preview of disaster?
Coal development in the Northern Great Plains already seems to be progressing at a level higher than anticipated when the Northern Great Plains Resource Program completed its draft interim report last fall.
Clif Merritt: he leads from behind
Clifton Merritt, the western regional director of the Wilderness Society, is an atypical environmental leader -- not flashy or full of fire and brimstone, but good at motivating people positively.
Don Redfearn, elk refuge manager
Don Redfearn manages the wintering ground for the largest elk herd in North America -- the National Elk Refuge outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Family gaining independence with sun, wind, wood
The Ricks family in Rexburg, Idaho experiments with new technology and makes much of it themselves, including an all-electric car.
Farmers to try do-it-yourself sediment clean-up
In Idaho, the Environmental Protection Agency is giving farmers a shot at regulating themselves and voluntarily applying techniques to manage soil erosion.
Fish hawks herald man's fate
Good news about the osprey -- which was almost wiped out as a species in some parts of the U.S. before the pesticide DDT was banned in 1972 -- is good news about man and the environment.
The strategic minerals debate
Two writers debate whether the U.S. should become more self-sufficient in its extraction of minerals critical to industry.
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